Long Beach Shakespeare Company celebrates 15 years of theatre

Performances to continue as director Helen Borgers remains in hospital

As Hamlet says, “The play’s the thing…” No, not Hamlet the Pig– the cute, ruff-collared mascot of the Long Beach Shakespeare Company’s (LBSC)– the other Hamlet from William Shakespeare’s play. And plays have been the thing at the LBSC, a gem in the Long Beach community that has brought relevant classics to life for 15…

LBCC opens new building, renovates another to house various programs

College moves Electrical Technology Program to its Pacific Coast Campus

It wasn’t your typical ribbon-cutting ceremony Wednesday morning at the Pacific Coast Campus of Long Beach City College (LBCC), when the site’s officials, staff and students celebrated the grand opening of a new building and the completed renovation of another. The one who had the honor of actually cutting the ribbon was a robot designed…

In the Dark | Oct. 6

Growing up, we were never allowed to watch The Brady Bunch. My mom had no patience for any kind of sappiness or “cheese,” and she surely wasn’t going to have her children being corrupted by the sentimental lessons learned by those upper-middle-class, suburban kids. I was, however, permitted to view just about any scary movie…

Here’s that rainy day

This particular piece comes just before the second anniversary of my mom’s death, so if you do not like sad stories you may want to stop reading. Every day, without fail, I come into work, sign onto YouTube and play “Here’s That Rainy Day” sung by Sammy Davis Jr. Every day for nearly two years.…

Letters, emails and website comments | Oct. 6

Losing faith in the 8th? On Sept. 19, a coalition of community groups brought an ordinance to protect hotel workers from sexual assault and abusive working conditions. Al Austin, the city council member from the 8th district, made a substitute motion, which was approved by 5 to 4. The motion essentially blocks the Hospitality and…

Around Town | Oct. 6

CALLING ALL BOOKWORMS What Book sale Who Hosted by Friends of Signal Hill Library When Friday, Oct. 6 from 1pm to 4pm and Saturday, Oct. 7 from 10am to 3pm Where Signal Hill Library and Youth Center, 1780 E. Hill St. More Info Over 1,000 gently used books will be available for purchase. The books…

21-year-old CSULB honor student killed in drive-by shooting

Estephan Hernández, a 21-year-old senior sociology student at Cal State University Long Beach, died as a result of a drive-by shooting Thursday, Sept. 28, outside his home in Compton. “We mourn the death of Estephan Hernández, who was an esteemed member of our Beach family,” wrote Carmen Taylor, vice president of Student Affairs at the…

Airline passenger traffic at LGB increases

Airline passenger traffic at the Long Beach Airport (LGB) increased 23 percent in July 2017 and 16 percent in August compared with the same periods in 2016, according to Long Beach officials. Total passenger traffic includes the number of airline passengers both enplaned and deplaned. In July 2017, LGB served 325,820 passengers compared to 264,162…

City of Long Beach celebrating National Disability Employment Awareness Month

The City of Long Beach is participating in National Disability Employment Awareness Month in October for the second consecutive year with two signature events coordinated by Long Beach’s Citizen’s Advisory Commission on Disabilities (CACoD). This year’s national theme is “Inclusion Drives Innovation.” Participating in National Disability Employment Awareness Month is an extension of the City’s…

Eye on Crime | Oct. 6

Crimes reported by the Signal Hill Police Department LBPD reporting system is still down. Friday, Sept. 29 6:30am Forgery 2700 block E. PCH 2:57pm Criminal threats 2200 block Walnut Ave. Saturday, Sept. 30 9:56am Grand theft – motor vehicle 2000 block Freeman Ave. 8:30pm Inflicting corporate injury on Spouse/Cohabitant; threatening crime with intent to terrorize…